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Ceaití Ní Bheildiúin is an Irish-language poet whose Rogha Dánta / Selected Poems entitled Lig don nGiorria Suí / Let the Hare Sit, with English translations by Paddy Bushe, was recently published by Dedalus Press. Here she considers what it
Poet Mark Roper ventures out along Waterford’s Anne River, hoping for a sighting, or hearing, of the grasshopper warbler A GRASSHOPPER WARBLER is a small, inconspicuous, secretive bird, which likes to spend its time deep inside tangled vegetation, often near
In a wide-ranging and thought-provoking ars poetica, poet, editor and festival director Patrick Cotter answers our occasional 7 questions on poetry. Your poems are noted for their marked lack of sentimentality. Is poetry devoid of sentimentality merely a mark of
Circling the Subject: Leeanne Quinn’s second collection of poems, Some Lives, introduced by Aoife Lynch Leeanne Quinn’s second collection, is a rich and generous exploration of how poetry is made and how it makes meaning. Simultaneously intimate and outward-looking, Some
Poet and translator Keith Payne on a favourite book, Frank O’Hara’s Lunch Poems (City Lights Books. The Pocket Poets Series: Number 19) The idea is really simple. Every day on your lunch hour, if a lunch hour you take,